West Highland


Definition of West Highland

: a breed of small very hardy beef cattle from the Highlands of Scotland having thick shaggy hair varying from dun to brindle or black and long curved horns set widely apart

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First Known Use of West Highland

1761, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for West Highland

from West Highlands, western part of the Highlands of Scotland

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The first known use of West Highland was in 1761

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“West Highland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Highland. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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